About Us

Our Mission

Futurama is more than just another shop that wants to make money. We are a company on a mission.

Our mission is to create a company that exists to serve and benefit people through the products and services that we offer.
For us Futurama is only the beginning. In the future our company will do much more than just sell products. As we grow we will enter industries that will allow us to create social, economic and environmental change.

Right now, we are working hard to turn Futurama into a world-leading store that provides customers with the best possible prices on products, expert advice on what to buy, and outstanding customer service. Your support will help to make this vision a reality, and we welcome you to join us on our journey to the future.

Key Focus Areas

Environmental Protection

The destruction of the natural environment, wildlife and plant biodiversity is unacceptable and we must do everything we can to preserve it for future generations. Right now our precious Rhinos and Elephants are being slaughtered by people that feel nothing for the natural world and only care about money. A big part of our business is supplying night vision and security equipment to anti-poaching units and game reserves so that they can help protect our endangered wildlife.

Sustainable Food Production

The human population is growing at an alarming rate. By 2050 there will be over 10 Billion people on Earth. In order to feed all of these people we will need to increase our food production capacity without damaging the environment any further. New technologies for farming can help increase food production per ha and at the same time reduce pesticide and fertilizer use. We supply and develop products for sustainable agriculture, hydroponics, aquaponics, aquaculture, mushroom and algae farming, which will help reduce our farming footprint.

Renewable Energy

Global warming is the No.1 threat that is facing humanity and all other life on Earth. Rising sea levels will displace millions of people and a changing climate will cause mass extinction of plants and animals due to their inability to relocate to new habitats. All of this is caused by our reliance on fossil fuels for transport and electricity generation. The only way to avert this impending global disaster is to switch to renewable energy right now. One way we can help do this is by facilitating the large-scale adoption of rooftop solar energy for homes and businesses. We are making rooftop solar systems available to people at the best possible price so that it is as easy as possible for you switch to solar power.

The Team

We have a young, dynamic and experienced team.

Michael Upton, Richard Dixon, Ashley Jackson, Kris du Preez, Schalk Kruger, Bianca Marti, Lee Nel, Dylan Roos, Alun Brits, Ashleigh Gossmann, Matthew Pilakoutas, Angelee van Staden, Jason Snyman, Matteus van der Westhuizen, Christopher Mans, Cathy van der Westhuizen

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We are experts

Our team is highly knowledgeable and can provide you with expert advice on what to buy.
We have a team that together have built up years of experience particularly in Optics, Night Vision, Outdoor products, Hydroponics and Aquaponics, Astronomy, Metal Detectors, Pet products, Solar Power products, Weather Stations, and much MUCH more.
We can help you find the right product for your purpose. We won't sell you something you don't need or that doesn't suit your requirements. For us, it is much more important to have happy customers.

Why the name Futurama?

When we originally started in 2013, our store was called Outdoor Depot and we only sold outdoor products. Outdoor is what we knew well, so it was a logical starting point for us. When we decided to expand our range of products we needed a new name and domain that would represent our focus on providing customers with the latest and best products and our ability to provide expert advice. After endless hours of brainstorming and checking the availability of domain names (almost everything is already taken) we finally decided on Futurama. We got the name from the cartoon TV show called Futurama and felt that it represented what we wanted to achieve perfectly. It combines the words "Future" with "rama" which means "spectacular display or instance of". We want to show and bring people the future.

Where is Futurama located?

Futurama is an online shop, and we have a physical store in Somerset West, Cape Town
(Please note that we only keep a small number of our products at our shop)

We courier our products anywhere in the country to a street address.
If you would like to arrange to pick up an item from our shop, please call us to arrange that this can be done.

Somerset Mall Concept store:
Shop 4, The [email protected] 5 building
Cnr Centenary Dr and Reese Rd
Somerset Mall
Somerset West, Cape Town


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Company Details

Futurama is a division of Ultranexus (Pty) Ltd and has been operational since 2013.

Registered company name: Ultranexus (Pty) Ltd
Company Registration no:K2011/114945/07
VAT no: 4390263624
Operational since:2013